|John Terpstra, Writer, Art Waves #12|
John Terpstra began his writing life as a poet, but, with Falling Into Place, began applying his poetic gifts to prose. On his first visit to Art Waves he talks about his work, particularly the award-winning memoir about his brothers-in-law, entitled The Boys or Waiting for the Electrician's Daughter.
Keywords: poetry; prose; memoir; muscular dystrophy
|John Terpstra, Skin Boat, Art Waves #43|
John Terpstra’s book-length essays about geography & belonging, and about the all too brief lives of his brothers-in-law have given him a following even larger than that he has won with his poetry. When he released another of his eclectic explorations, Skin Boat: Acts of Faith and Other Navigations, Art Waves invited him to come aboard and share his secrets of chart and compass.
Keywords: non-fiction; prose; extended metaphor; spiritual exploration; St. Cuthbert; St. Brendan; cabinet-making; Christianity